We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request special accommodation.
All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies.
As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that is representative of Canada's diversity, which includes the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel : https : / / www.
canada.ca / en / public-service-commission / jobs / services / gc-jobs / canadian-armed-forces-members-veterans.html
We encourage you to identify any skills, competencies and / or experiences you acquired through a career with the Canadian Armed Forces.
WAITING PERIOD FOR REASSESSMENT
The retest period for assessment as a Correctional Officer is 180 days from the date of elimination at either the written exam or interview / reference stage of the process.
The retest period for the psychological assessment is 2 years. If you submit an application before the retest period has elapsed your application will not be considered.
BEFORE YOU APPLY
We strongly encourage you to complete the Self-Assessment Questionnaire, see following link http : / / www.csc-scc.gc.ca / careers / crnl / self-
assess-quest-eng.shtml . This questionnaire will give you a better idea of the role, requirements, skills and expectations related to a Correctional Officer position.
Candidates must be willing to undertake training at the Correctional Service Canada Training Academy (Kingston, ON).
Candidates who are found qualified will be considered for positions as they become available.
Correctional Officers are essential to fulfilling the Correctional Service of Canada's (CSC's) mission of enhancing public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure, and humane control.
Intent of the process
A pool of partially qualified candidates will be established for selection to attend the Correctional Training Program (CTP) to qualify for appointment to indeterminate CX-2 positions.
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Experience in direct interaction with individuals in an education, work, and / or volunteer environment.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
or successful completion of a provincially / territorially approved secondary school equivalency test.
The candidates must obtain and maintain a valid Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) 'Level C' with automated external defibrillator (AED) certificate from a qualified provider approved by any province / territory in Canada, and in accordance with Part XVI of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
The candidate must successfully complete a CSC Correctional Training Program (CTP).
Ability to acquire and analyse information.
Ability to use reasoning to assess problems and determine solutions.
Ability to make recommendations and take appropriate action.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to summarize information accurately.
Ability to motivate, positively influence, and assist people.
Ability to effectively intervene with offenders.
Sensitivity to diversity
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a degree or a diploma in a field relevant to the work to be performed.
Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a degree or a diploma.
Certification in a field related to conflict resolution, such as mediation, negotiation or alternative dispute resolution.
Experience working in a correctional, policing, security, military, or emergency response environment.
Experience working with people in conflict with the law.
Experience in working with diversity issues.
Experience in delivering education programs.
Experience in coaching, mentoring or supervising.
Experience in working in the social services field, such as addictions, mediation, family violence, mental health, crisis centres or shelters.
Experience working with Elders, Aboriginal peoples, communities or organizations.
Recent and extensive experience in performing correctional operational duties in a Correctional Service of Canada institutional environment.
Note : The answers provided via the online asset screening questions will be validated during the interview process.
Knowledge of Aboriginal history, traditions and culture.
ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Ability to work in a culturally designed environment respecting aboriginal culture; including aboriginal ceremonies and protocols.
Ability to communicate orally and / or in writing in a language other than English or French that is reflective of the offender population.
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity group : Aboriginal persons
Employees must be able to work shifts, variable hours, weekends, and statutory holidays.
Employees may be required to work overtime.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance - Candidates will be required to be fingerprinted.
Prior to appointment, candidates must possess a valid unrestricted driver's licence that conforms to provincial or territorial requirements.
As a condition of employment, candidates must maintain a valid unrestricted driver's licence throughout employment.
Candidates must meet the medical requirements of Health Canada's Public Service Occupational Health Program (PSOHP) in accordance with Treasury Board Secretariat Occupational Health Evaluation Standard by the following link : http : / / www.
tbs-sct.gc.ca / pol / doc-eng.aspx?id 12561 . Information concerning the medical requirements can be found in the PSOHP Occupational Health Assessment Guide, Section 2 VIII(a) Law Enforcement Employees, as well as Annexes B, D, F and J by the following link : http : / / publiservice.
gc.ca / services / rapb-dgrp / psohp-pstfp / ohaggest / index e.html .
Candidates must also meet the psychological requirements determined by Correctional Service Canada.
Note : There is a retest period of 2 years for the psychological assessment.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve.
We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the targeted groups when you apply.
Note for applicants who self-declare as Aboriginal :
An Aboriginal person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include treaty, status or registered Indians, as well as non-
status and non-registered Indians. Please note that you will be required to complete the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form (AAAF) http : / / www.
psc-cfp.gc.ca / plcy-pltq / eead-eeed / dg-gd / aaa-frm-eng.htm.
Aboriginal candidates who are unable to apply on-line can send their application by : fax to (613) 992-7716, email to cscrecruitment csc-
scc.gc.ca or mail at : Correctional Service Canada, Recruitment and National Initiatives, 340 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0P9.
Please ensure to clearly quote reference / selection number : PEN18J-019409-000002 / 2018-PEN-EA-NHQ-136407 and attach a completed and signed copy of the AAAF.
We strongly encourage you to submit your application on-line to take advantage of the many benefits in using this electronic recruitment system.
Some of these benefits are that :
You can create a profile and a résumé that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
You can modify your application / résumé anytime BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
You can verify the status of your application at any time.
For some jobs, you will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.
In order to qualify for appointment to a Correctional Officer position, all candidates must successfully complete and pass the Correctional Training Program (CTP).
Aboriginal candidates, may be eligible for an allowance for participation in CTP Stage 3 through either the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) or a local Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASET) stakeholder.
For more information on how to access training support dollars please consult the NWAC website at http : / / www.nwac.ca / policy-
areas / labour-market-development / aboriginal-skills-and-employment-training-strategy-asets / or scroll through the following website to access a local agreement holder at https : / / www.
canada.ca / en / employment-social-development / services / indigenous / agreement-holders.html.
Persons entitled to a priority for appointment pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA) or the Public Service Employment Regulations (PSER) MUST self-
refer when applying to the Correctional Officer inventory via e-mail to CSCRecruitment csc-scc.gc.ca. For more information that describes the types of priorities of the PSEA and the PSER and additional details about each priority type, please visit the following website : http : / / www.
psc-cfp.gc.ca / prad-adpr / guide / prt1-eng.htm#overview1.1
Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line or persons experiencing other difficulties when applying on-
line are asked to contact their respective Public Service Commission Regional Office or use the following toll free number : 1-800-645-5605.
The Correctional Service of Canada is dedicated to supporting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes for all candidates.
At any time during a selection process, candidates may request an accommodation to facilitate their assessment in a fair and equitable manner.
Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Please visit https : / / www.canada.
ca / en / public-service-commission / jobs / services / gc-jobs / information-candidates / accommodations.html for additional information on accommodation in a selection process.
Alternatively, you may direct any specific enquiries to the departmental contact identified on this advertisement.
For general information when applying on a selection process, visit https : / / www.canada.ca / en / public-service-commission / jobs / services / gc-
jobs / information-candidates.html.
All information pertaining to this process will be sent by mail and / or e-mail and / or will be indicated in your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account.
It is therefore your responsibility to verify your e-mail account and / or PSRS account for new communication regarding this selection process on a regular basis and to advise of any change of address, phone number and / or email address.
Applicants who apply to this selection process must provide a valid email address and ensure that it is always functional.
Applicants must also ensure that their system accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of emails).
Applicants are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice. Please indicate your preferred official language in your application.
At the interview stage, you will be required to provide proof of education and driver's license.
Candidates will be required to be fingerprinted.
Applicants may be assessed through written exams, interview / reference checks and psychological assessment. Successful candidates will be placed in a partially assessed pool of candidates for selection.
Those selected will be invited to attend CSC's Correctional Training Program (CTP).
A random or top-down selection may be used at any stage in the process in order to better manage the volume of candidates.
Interested candidates must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position.
A candidate may be appointed to the position even though he / she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.
Applicants are responsible for travel expenses related to this process.
Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. CSC has identified a need to improve representation of designated group members in the department.